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Justice for Missing or Murdered Tribal Women and Girls

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Tribal members protesting missing and murdered indigenous womenHomicide is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous Women. More than half of Native American women report having been raped or assaulted. The media have largely been silent or, worse, blamed the victims. It is time to shine a light on this atrocity, and come together to work to end it.

Menikanaehkem logoJoin the Women of Menīkānaehkem to call on the Wisconsin legislature to take up LRB 2698/1! This bill creates a 17-member task force on missing and murdered tribal women and girls. (A majority of task force members will be citizens of Wisconsin tribes or people who work with tribal citizens).

The task force will examine factors that contribute to violence against tribal women and girls and prepare a report on actions that can be taken to eliminate this violence. The report will be due by December 15, 2020, and will be submitted to tribal chairs or presidents and to standing committees of the legislature.

Your help is needed now!

  1. Contact Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov / 608-266-9171) and ask him to assign this bill to the Criminal Justice Committee before the current legislative session ends. (Unless the bill is assigned to committee, it will die.)
  2. Contact your legislators (find them here) and ask them to communicate their support for this bill to Speaker Vos.

Read more about the bill and the legislators behind it in this Journal-Sentinel article.

Read more about Menīkānaehkem here.

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